Looking for Lovely

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Lovely by Annie F Downs Have you ever been so down in the dumps and just didn’t know where to turn? Looking for Lovely has you covered. Annie Downs is a Christian writer who has been through pretty much every negative event you could think of. Between addictions to death to…

Silent City

Sara’s Pick: Silent City by Carrie Smith Her first day back from dealing with ten months of cancer treatments, Claire Codella is assigned the murder of a high school principle, Hector Sanchez. It becomes a high-profile case because a Broadway star is sending her child to the school. As she struggles to discover who would…

Courage for Beginners

Dallas’ Pick: Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington Imagine you are a twelve year old girl whose father is in the hospital in a coma, mother is afraid to leave the house, and you have to take care of the house and younger sister. As a seventh grader Mysti’s best friend has decided it is…

Working Stiff

Working Stiff by Judy Melinek, MD   Judy Melinek presents an engrossing look at her training in to be a medical examiner in the New York City Office of the Medical Examiner. She carefully explains procedures and duties performed by those involved with death investigation. This includes autopsies, investigating death scenes and counseling those grieving relatives…

Best Day Ever

Sara’s Pick: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda Paul Strom and his wife Mia have been married for ten years. She is a stay-at-home mom with their 2 boys, and they seem to have a perfect life. So, in their tenth wedding anniversary, Paul wants to give them a perfect day at their lake cottage,…

The Problem with Forever

Dallas’ Pick: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout “’Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit. “Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’” This quote is actually from the Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams, but it plays such a significant role in The…

Stripped Bare

Sara’s Pick: Stripped Bare by Shannon Baker When her husband-sheriff, Ted, is found shot next to the murdered grandfather of her orphaned niece, Kate Fox needs to find the murderer because the neighboring sheriff who responded to the call has decided that Ted and Eldon shot each other and wants to arrest Ted for murder. …

Warcross

Dallas’ Pick: Warcross by Marie Lu If you believe technology is taking over our world, just wait until you enter into the world of Warcross. A world where glasses that transport you into games, where using your skills is a must, and hackers run wild. Emika Chen living on scraps and barely making a living…

Idyll Threats

Sara’s Pick:Idyll Threats by Stephanie Gayle Thomas Lynch moves to Idyll, Connecticut from New York City to become police chief after his patrol partner is killed. There isn’t much crime in the small town until a young girl is shot on the golf course in the middle of the night. He saw her before she…

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Kathryn’s Pick: World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks World War Z is a documentary-like novel that follows the story of multiple survivors left wandering in the decomposing world slowly being overrun by zombies. We as readers get brief glimpses into the lives of these survivors as The Great…

Stop Asking Jesus into your Heart

Dallas’ Pick: Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart by J.D. Greear This is not a normal book I would read. I typically stick to fiction books and since I work in the Children’s Department I tend to read more children’s books. That being said Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart was a very good book….

Identical

Dallas’ Pick: Identical by Ellen Hopkins The writing style in this book is very different then what most people find familiar. The entire book is written in poem format. This gives you the chance to slow down and enjoy the storyline, instead of rushing through the book and missing important details. The narrator also changes…